Jill Paton Walsh The Wyndham Case

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The Wyndham Case

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Philip Skellow has died as he lived - alone, and scorned by his fellow undergraduates at St Agatha's College in Cambridge. They all agree that he fell to his death while robbing the Wyndham Case, an eccentric library of seventeenth century books. However, Imogen Quy, the quietly competent college nurse, does not see things quite that way. Soon there is a second, very inconvenient corpse, and Imogen realizes that she is the only one in a position to avenge the innocent - and punish the guilty.

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Jill Paton Walsh, born in 1937, is the author of five novels for adults: the fourth of these, Knowledge of Angels, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Before writing for adults she made a career as a writer of children's books and has won many literary prizes. In addition she is the author of two crime novels: The Wyndahm Case and A Piece of Justice, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. These novels feature Imogen Guy, the college nurse at St Agatha's College, Cambridge, as her heroine.

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A first appearance for Imogen Quy (rhymes with ``why''), an English school nurse with a flair for detection. She lives and works in Cambridge, at St. Agatha's College, where routine academic life is roiled by the death of student Philip Skellow--found dead on the floor of the locked Wyndham Case--a highly specialized library overseen by foppish Crispin Mountressing, who's an overpaid object of envy and contempt to Imogen's friend Roger Rumbold, director of the college's ``real'' library. Philip shared living quarters with campus hotshot Jack Taverham, now suddenly vanished, whose upper-class background and adoring friends contrasted sharply with Philip's bumpkin ways, making him the butt of cruel jokes--one of which may have led to his death. No joke was involved in the murder of third-year med student Felicity Marshall, but the message she left before she died helps lead Imogen and her policeman friend Mike Parsons to an obsessed killer and to the happy resolution of some troubling lesser problems on campus. A leisurely, literate style, an intriguing clutch of academic eccentrics, a clever puzzle, and a sharply intelligent sleuth whose gentleness sets her apart from the hard-edged aggressions of her fictional contemporaries--all in a refreshing debut in the Sayers tradition. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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